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Eric Asimov Rates Michel Redde’s Pouilly-Fumé La Moynerie 2010 “Three Stars” and No. 2 Out of 10 in Wines of The Times

August 14, 2012

In his Aug. 9, 2012 New York Times wine column, Asimov extoled the virtues of “good Sancerre [which] offers one of the purest, most complex and delicious expressions of the sauvignon blanc grape on the planet. I love it.”

After noting Sancerre prices that have risen steadily in recent years, Asimov offered a clever strategy, “One excellent solution is to shop Sancerre satellites, appellations within the orbit of Sancerre that also make sauvignon blanc wines. This primarily means Pouilly-Fumé… Pouilly-Fumé in particular can be as racy and refreshing as good Sancerre, and at its best can display a similarly dazzling minerality that testifies to the felicitous combination of sauvignon blanc with chalk, flint and limestone soils. And with one notable superstar exception, they are generally at least a few dollars cheaper [than Sancerre].”

Link to download PDF sell sheet of this column.

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